1988 Mahindra MM540DP490-4wd Soft top four-wheel-drive

Ram’s Team-BHP Garage
1988 Mahindra MM540DP490-4wd Soft top four-wheel-drive
Engine Specifications:
  • Peugeot XDP-4.90 2112 cc; 68 bhp@4500 rpm; 120.6 Newton-metre@2000 rpm
Engine Misc.:
  • N/A
Turbocharger & Induction:
  • normally aspirated through cyclonic oil-bath air cleaner
Fuel & Tuning:
  • High Speed Diesel
  • N/A
  • Kia 4-speed gearbox [Reverse=5.315:1; 1st=3.986:1; 2nd=2.368:1; 3rd=1.473:1; 4th=1:1],
  • Spicer-18 2-speed transfer case [low=2.46:1; high=1:1]
  • Dana 44 differentials [ratio=4.88:1]
Weight reduction & transfer:
  • N/A
Suspension, wheels & tires:
  • leaf-springs all around
  • Initially 6.00x16 MRF NDMS on 16" rims,
    later 235/70R15 MRF Zigma-GP on 15" rims
  • sideways benches replaced with forward facing folding Jeep CJ-5 seat
  • N/A


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Created: 26th January 2006 19:54
Last Modified: 26th January 2006 20:27
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Comments: 10

Author Comment Date
Sam Kapasi You are much younger than I thought. Nice Jeep. 29th June 2007
sabret00the awesome vehicle in awsome of my all time favs...only thing it needs is 35" rubber 29th June 2007
ram @frankmehta: Absolutely. This Jeep rode tall. Walked along (even uphill) in 1st gear in heavy traffic. 13th May 2007
ram @MalluDude, No my friend. I do have fond Team-BHPian memories of it. 13th May 2007
frankmehta always been a fan of this 540s....built like a tank and drive like one too! 13th May 2007
MalluDude The photos are old ones, rt? Black number plates. You still have this Jeep? 25th January 2007
jango Awesome Jeep...well maintained....inspiring too !~~~ 21st July 2006
sajo Do you still own this JEEP? 8th May 2006
ram Thanks for the sentiment. :-) 1st February 2006
ex670c Nice JEEP!!! Good to see an Original MM540 (the old batch) well maintained and stock. Keep it up. 30th January 2006
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